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Counselling needs of sandwich students of University of Ado-Ekiti, college of education, Oro campus, Kwara state, Nigeria

MF Dada
EO Agbama
T Adetayo


This study investigated the counselling needs of sandwich students of University of Ado-Ekiti, College of Education, Oro campus. The researchers stratified the respondents into different strata of gender, religion, age, marital status and year of study. They then employed simple
random sampling technique to select 500 respondents consisting of 404 Christians, 90 Muslims and 6 African Traditional religionists. The “Counselling Needs of Sandwich Students Questionnaire” (CNSWSQ) was administered to the respondents to collect relevant data. The t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistics were used to test five generated
null hypotheses and where the result of ANOVA showed a significant difference, the Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMRT) statistics was used to determine the group(s) that contributed to the significant difference. The major findings showed that the most pressing need of the
respondents was “transportation” while the least need was “personal”. The findings equally showed that there were no significant differences in respondents’ counselling needs based on religion and marital status while significant differences were noted based on gender, age and
year of study. Based on the findings, recommendations were made which include the need for the professional counsellors to intensify efforts in organizing intensive counselling programmes which will meet the counselling needs of the sandwich students and that government at all levels should take urgent steps in finding lasting solutions to the
psychological, social and academic related problems of the sandwich students.

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